If you found value in this thread you will most likely enjoy my tweets too so make sure you follow me on Twitter for more information about web development and how to improve as a developer.
Before you read this thread I want to clarify this:
Affiliate marketing is not a get rich quick scheme and it's not a scam either
Spamming links on Twitter won't work
You need to focus on giving value to others through the products you're promoting
Now, let's begin...
I made my first affiliate sale on 8 March 2021 using Twitter
At that time I had around 10k followers and I was following a Web Design course
As you probably already know on Twitter people ask what courses you follow
And that happened to me too so I thought "I could become an affiliate for this course because I already promote it a lot for free"
So I did that and on 7 of March someone asked me about that course and I sent them the affiliate link
Then on 8 March I received this email
It was the first affiliate sale I ever made and my first income online at the same time so I tweeted this
As you can see this tweet went viral and a lot of people asked me how I did it so I recommended them the course I used
And because I was an affiliate for that course too I made another $60 in that day
And then I realized that I could continue to do this when someone asked me about the courses I follow
So that's what I did for the next 5 months and here I am now making $500/month from this
Next, I want to talk a bit about my strategy
So I only promote courses that I used and that are valuable for my audience
Promoting something you didn't use yourself is the worst thing you could do
But how do you promote that course?
Here is the tricky part...
You don't put the link in the first tweet and you don't make a post about that course either
You need to post a tweet and promote the course under it in the second tweet
If you use this strategy make sure that the course you're promoting is relevant to that tweet
I also promote the same 2-3 course and this is what I recommend to everyone that wants to do this
Because, usually, someone needs to see a product a couple of times before they buy it
And if you promote a different course every day you won't convert that well
Now, let's talk about you can do this too
- You need to create an audience
How do you do this?
By giving value for free
Remember that you need to give before you can ask
I recommend only consider monetization after you reach 10k followers
- You need to buy a course, use it and get results
For example get a web development course, learn from it and then promote it
Tell others how it helped you and how it can help them too
- You need to see what works
In the beginning you'll promote different course but after you see which courses work the best for you audience stick with those
- Then you just need to keep growing and promoting
Remember that if you want sales you need to promote every single day
I hope found this useful and if you did please let me know. If you have any question feel free to DM me on Twitter.